The Loyal Scam: Vocals are Overrated

The Loyal Scam: Vocals are Overrated

If you name your band after a Steely Dan song, you’ve already charted a course for greatness in my book. If you have Eric DiBerardino on bass, Jeremy Korpas on guitar and Corey Sheridan on drums, consider yourself signed, sealed and delivered.   DiBar, as he is...
Bone Diggers: Angels in the Architecture

Bone Diggers: Angels in the Architecture

It’s not every day that you see Jonny Mojo dancing amidst an audience. In fact, it’s a sight most people have never witnessed. That’s because he’s always onstage, pushing the limits of his guitar and imagination. Before the ginger jam giant had...
The Higgs: From Here to the Moon

The Higgs: From Here to the Moon

When The Higgs made their Crazy Horse debut last December, it was immediately evident that they are one of the most promising new talents in the jamband universe. It’s one thing to have a high level of musicianship, but these guys have something no amount of...
The Horse and the Wheel: The Magic is Real

The Horse and the Wheel: The Magic is Real

Achilles Wheel had an extremely tough act to follow on Saturday, December 30 at the Crazy Horse Saloon: Themselves. The night before they had played their first show here in over two years and they approached it like six starving pirates feasting on an overripe...
Yarn: This is the Year, This is the Moment

Yarn: This is the Year, This is the Moment

When you wake up with a band’s songs in your head for a week straight, it’s an undeniable sign they have left a powerful impression.   In the case of Yarn, it might be something of a survival strategy. It’s possible my neurons are so attracted to...
We Are Already Powerfully Impressed

We Are Already Powerfully Impressed

The first couple months of 2017 are in the books and March is already making a powerful impression at the Crazy Horse. Time flies when you’re having fun and we didn’t want all these shows to go by without a little bit of commentary. Each night can feel...

2016 at the Horse: Musical Highlights So Far

February 25 – Roosevelt Collier’s California Get Down When this band played here back in November, many people declared it the best show they’d ever seen at the Crazy Horse. It’s not a stretch to suggest that this one was even better. Without a...
Kyle Hollingsworth Band: Bam!

Kyle Hollingsworth Band: Bam!

Three Thursdays in November; Three musical milestones for the Crazy Horse Saloon. The most recent of the bunch finds us searching for superlatives yet again. From the moment the show was announced two months ago, anticipation for the Kyle Hollingsworth Band blazed...

Built to Spill: How Soon is Now?

“How the hell did you get these guys to play here?” Such was the frequently repeated inquiry posed at the front door on April 21 and 22 as fans streamed in to see Built to Spill. We’ve hosted a few bands which are accustomed to playing much larger...

The Saints of Circumstance: A Tale of Two Sets

Some recipes are guaranteed for success long before the cooking begins. On Friday, February 13 members of three regional bands – Shining Star, Jerry Duty and Achilles Wheel – distilled their talents into a new group called The Saints of Circumstance. With...

Achilles Wheel: Rising Up to Paradise

Less than a week after Shining Star helped us celebrate Jerry Garcia’s birth, Achilles Wheel was back to honor the anniversary of his passing. Still fresh off their June CD release shows, it was a treat to see a totally different side of them. Taking a break...

Shining Star: Opening the Garcia Portal

The love and reverence that so many of us feel for Jerry Garcia is hard to quantify. We embrace his legacy and all the music he left us. His work with the Grateful Dead earns the bulk of the attention, deservedly so. He spent a vast amount of his time playing a...

High Beamz: Scary Good on Friday the 13th

“You can’t win ’em all,” yes, so we’ve been told. But it’s still painful on the occasions when bands that traveled from afar get less than the appreciation they deserve. Granted, even when there aren’t many people here, those...

A Grateful May at the Crazy Horse

Jerry Garcia was at the Crazy Horse last Saturday night. No, not the guy who kicked the bucket 18 years ago. Actually a cute little dog named Jerry Garcia who belonged to the bass player from Totally Dead – Dave – and his partner Katie. While they did...

Live from the Crazy Horse: The Best of 2013

2013 is in the books even faster than we knew it would be. It was a landmark year for the Crazy Horse Saloon & Grill as we hosted over a 100 shows. Even our lofty expectations were exceeded by the constant stream of exceptional talent. Considering the volume of...